Chipotle Cultivate Foundation Grants
The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation is committed to creating a more sustainable and healthful food supply and to raising awareness concerning food issues. This is realized through the support of family farmers and their communities, educators and programs that teach younger generations about food matters, along with support for ranchers and farmers who are working to develop more sustainable practices.
Over the last several years, Chipotle Mexican Grill has contributed more than $2 million to help fund initiatives that support sustainable agriculture, family farming, culinary education, and innovation that promotes better food. This has included such beneficiaries as Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, The Lunch Box, The Nature Conservancy, Niman Ranch Scholarship, Culinary Institute of America, The Land Institute, Veggie U, and FamilyFarmed.org. The Cultivate Foundation will continue with this tradition of giving started by Chipotle. The Foundation’s grant making focuses on supporting family farms who are committed to sustainable farming practices, organizations that are working to develop an affordable, sustainable pasture-based system of animal production, and organizations promoting better food through innovation or education.
Amount: up to $1,000,000
Eligibility: Awards to registered 501(c)(3)’s for general operating support or program/project requests. Grants for projects aligned with three key issue areas: Family farms; Animal welfare and the environment; and Health and education.
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